PostDoc Human Disease Mechanisms Lab (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  40259


If you’re passionate about changing lives for the better, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. In Research & Development, we’re continuously exploring innovative new treatment options to make a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve. You’ll work with talented colleagues in a state-of-the-art Research & Development environment, developing innovative medicines that change the live of patients for the better and help us make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain. Join us today, and discover the difference you can make.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Being part of a dedicated team that is responsible for generating a deeper understanding of disease mechanisms in chronic pain and transferring that knowledge to develop and establish preclinical in vitro/ex vivo models of human disease
  • Supporting internal lab activities to improve understanding of molecular pathophysiology and to identify opportunities to mimic human disease in current translational models (e.g. primary cells, iPSC-derived neurons, explants, slices)
  • Independently design and execute laboratory experiments, apply advanced data analysis, integration and interpretation with an emphasis on providing appropriate context for data and experiments in order to progress programs and/or develop platforms
  • Providing clear written reports of experiments, position papers and presentations for internal use within Research


What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • PhD in life sciences with a background in cellular, molecular biology and preferably neuroscience 
  • A strong interest in translational research and building disease models
  • Being a committed lab-based scientist with a proven track record working with primary neuronal cultures and tissues as well as previous experience in optimizing cell isolation, freezing or cell culture protocols
  • Ideally hands-on experience with advanced cell culture formats (e.g. microfluidics, 3D cultures, explants/slices or organoids) 
  • A general understanding of systems biology approaches is a plus 


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 29 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2020, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.3 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Anke Harmuth

Meet our teams
Website: careers.grunenthal.com
LinkedIn: Grunenthal Group
Instagram: @grunenthal

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